Obsidian: Aliens RPG is cancelled

Written by Joe Martin

June 29, 2009 // 11:14 a.m.

Tags: #alien #alien-rpg #aliens #cancelled #obsidian #sega

Obsidian has confirmed once and for all that Sega has cancelled the RPG the studio had been working on, which would have been based on the Aliens franchise.

The unnamed Alien RPG was the third Alien game in development that Sega was set to publish, with Gearbox working on Aliens: Colonial Marines and Rebellion handling a new Alien vs. Predator. Both of those titles are still doing fine and are planned for release on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010.

Speaking on the official forums though, an Obsidian spokesperson put an end to the rumours and confirmed that the Alien RPG had been totally cancelled.

"Unfortunately, it is true that we are no longer working on the game, and we wanted to finally announce that officially to everyone who has been following its development... it is no longer a product that is in development," he said.

Sega later confirmed the news in a statement that claimed the cancellation was the best thing for the franchise.

"At this point, SEGA has no plans to move forward with the Aliens RPG. The Aliens franchise offers us so much content to choose from that we feel it important to take a step back and carefully consider the type of game we want to release," the statement read.

Obviously the only type of game that Sega feels meshes with the franchise is an FPS then, but do you agree? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.
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